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Jan 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
environment where the cartilage feels comfortable and feels like they can produce actual cartilage instead of scar tissue. >> dr. larry gold studied a small group of patients with damaged cartilage. most of them tried the new hydro gel. patients still had to undergo an outpatient procedure allowing tiny holes to be drilled in their bone beneath the cartilage. the hydro gel was applied. as a result healthy cartilage grows instead of scar cartilage. >> you have a repair that is more like the native cartilage. it will last longer. it will perfeorm better, the patient will be able to tolerate more weight bearing activity without pain. >> reporter: because the cartilage can last five years instead of one or two with the current approach, the new procedure may spare patients from undergoing a second cartilage repair or knee replacement surgery. larger studies are now need ed o determine if hydro gel is safe long term and if it is, it could be available to patients in just a few years. the fda must also approve hydro gel before it would be widely available to patient. marianne favro, nbc bay area
NBC
Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
a far more dangerous environment for our firefighters. >> reporter: now it turns out in reporting the response times, the department was not looking at the time it took for that second crew to arrive so the chief now says the san jose standard of eight minutes 80% of the time might be off. >> the numbers can only go down. so our responses can only be worse. >> reporter: the fire union credits the chief who was in meetings all day for discovering the flaw and address iing it. one neighbor isn't too worried about the added response time. >> the responses are pretty quick. sure, wouldn't be there in second but within minutes we would probably arrive. i don't worry about it. >> it has gone on for a fairly long time. >> reporter: councilman pete constance says his public safety committee. >> to have a discussion about how this occurred, why it may have happened and what we can do to prevent these kind of errors from happening in the future. >> reporter: in this memo the san jose fire chief actually tells the san jose city council that he expects those response times numbers to be worse
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